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Why be on a waiting list?

This is a question many people ask of themselves, often thinking that they will never need to take up residence in a retirement village or old age home.  Well, being on a waiting list is like having an insurance policy – and probably the best value for money one that you will find anywhere.

None of us can predict what is going to happen to us in the future.  We never know how our circumstances are going to change.  Often the completely unpredictable happens.  And, then what?  In the event of an unexpected change, can you think of anything worse than not having made plans for your future accommodation requirements?

Remember the scouting motto, “be prepared.”

Being on a waiting list means that once you have reached the top of the list you will remain there until you accept the offer of a unit or you remove your name.  You will have the benefit of being able to have first choice each time a unit of your choice becomes available.  Some of the waiting lists, at Methodist Homes and other similar organisations, are often long, but this can be deceptive, because people at the top of the list may not yet be ready to relocate, or the unit of their choice may not yet be available.  That means that applicants can move up a waiting list quicker than at first thought.  Then, there is the current state of the property market which means that sales of homes are taking longer, if at all. Therefore, an applicant may have to forego his or her place on a list because funds from the sale of an existing property are not forthcoming.  Again, the process of moving up the list can be quicker than expected.

Having said that, some units are so desirable and with so little turnover, that the units seldom become available, and progress on a waiting list can every slow.

So, any responsible person should give serious consideration to all the possibilities of what the future could hold.  That includes being on a waiting list, even if it is a matter of “just in case”.

As of 1 April 2016, the Methodist Homes waiting list application policy has been updated as follows:

Applicants are required to complete a Waiting List Application Form (downloadable from this website).
A once-off lifetime waiting list application fee of R2000 is payable and proof of such payment should accompany the application form.

When an applicant takes up accommodation at any of our homes or villages, an amount of R1000 will be credited to their account during their second month of occupation.
There are no annual renewal fees payable but Methodist Homes will, from time to time, request waiting list applicants to confirm their details in order for us to keep our records up to date.



What is Methodist Homes (MHA)?

MHA is a Section 21 Company that has been registered as a Non-Profit Organisation. MHA is controlled by a Board of Directors comprising prominent professional and business persons who provide expertise and guidance to the full time officials who manage the day-to-day operations of the organisation.

What is a retirement village?

A Retirement Village is best described as a lifestyle of living that caters specifically for people who want to live in a community of like-minded people who are wanting some of the hassles of everyday living taken care of. The advantages of living in a village are that there is excellent security to ensure personal safety; there are backup services in case of emergency, including access to an MHA frail care; there are support care services; meals; laundry facilities and physical and social activities. Each village has developed their services to meet the needs of their residents, and you should clarify these with management. You can expect to find a library, hairdresser, dining room, regular entertainment, outings, transport to shopping centres, gym and exercise classes.


What is MHA's mission?

MHA's mission is to provide affordable, secure and caring accommodation and services to the elderly.

How does MHA do this?

MHA provides life right accommodation, rental units, mid and frail care services to nearly 2000 residents located at 14 villages and homes in the Gauteng and North-West Provinces.

Caring Accommodation

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on 12 May each year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.
Methodist Homes will use this day to recognise and thank nursing and caring staff at our various homes for invaluable contribution they make to the lives of our residents.

Nurses' Pledge of Service

* I solemnly pledge myself to the service of humanity and will endeavour to practice my profession with conscience and with dignity.

* I will maintain, by all the means in my power, the honour and noble tradition of my profession.

* The total health of my patients will be my first consideration.

* I will hold in confidence all personal matters coming to my knowledge.

* I will not permit consideration of religion, nationality, race or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.

* I will maintain the utmost respect for human life.

* I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.

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